Wound Management buys out remaining 50% stake in Cellerate
Wound Management Technologies (OTC:WNDM) said yesterday that it closed a deal to acquire the remaining 50% stake in the Cellerate joint venture it launched last September with The Catalyst Group. Prior to the acquisition, Wound Management Technologies and The Catalyst Group’s CGI Cellerate RX affiliate had owned equal shares in the spun-out company. The Cellerate JV maintains an exclusive sublicense to distribute the CellerateRX activated collagen adjuvant into wound care markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Fort Worth, Texas.-based Wound Management Tech said that Cellerate will now act as a wholly owned subs...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Wound Management Technologies Source Type: news

ACell Enters Exclusive South Korean Distribution Agreement for Wound Management Product Line
COLUMBIA, Md., March 19, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ACell, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with MyungMoon Bio Co. Ltd. MyungMoon is a leading manufacturer and distributor of medical... Devices, Wound Care, Distribution ACell , MyungMoon Bio, MicroMatrix, Cytal Wound Matrix (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Psychological aspects of wound management following self-harm on psychiatric wards - Rubitel A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

S & amp;N Expands Reach into Regenerative Medicine with M & amp;A
Smith & Nephew is taking a deeper dive into the regenerative medicine market through its $660 million acquisition of Osiris Therapeutics. The London-based company said it hopes to close the deal in 2Q19 and made the announcement of the pending merger at the American Academy of Orthopedics Annual Meeting held this week in Las Vegas. Columbia MD-based Osiris Therapeutics delivered revenue of $102 million for the nine-months ended 30 September 2018, an 18.7% increase over the comparable period in 2017. Revenue was $36.5 million for the three-month period ended 30 September 2018, a 22.4% increase year on year. Osiris is ex...
Source: MDDI - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew puts up $660m for Osiris Therapeutics
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that it agreed to put $660 million on the table to acquire Osiris Therapeutics (NSDQ:OSIR) and its regenerative medicine portfolio. The British orthopedics and wound care giant said the $19-per-share deal is a 37% premium on the 90-day volume-weighted average for OSIR shares. It’s structured as a two-step tender offer, Smith & Nephew said, with Osiris chairman & co-founder Peter Friedli agreeing to commit his 30% stake. The acquisition is slated to close during the second quarter, with the 360 people employed by Osiris joining S&N, that company said. “Greater...
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat Osiris Therapeutics Inc. Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Guide to chronic wound treatment methods
  A wound becomes chronic when it fails to progress through the normal healing stages. According to Wound Source, if the wound doesn’t show significant signs of healing within 30 days, doctors should begin treating it as a chronic wound. In the event that a wound becomes chronic, doctors may prescribe one or more of the following treatment methods: Some chronic wounds require surgery to promote healing. Cleansing Chronic wounds require careful attention and cautious yet frequent cleansing between dressing changes to promote healing. The exact steps will vary depending on the wound. For instance,...
Source: Advanced Tissue - February 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing chronic wounds healing wounds Source Type: news

4 advantages of telehealth solutions in wound care
  While telemedicine can’t entirely replace a visit to the doctor’s office, several useful applications of the technology promote wound healing. Here are four ways patients can benefit from telemedicine applications in wound care: Telehealth solutions allow doctors and patients to connect remotely. 1. Wound diagnosis and treatment from home Wound Source noted that generally, telemedicine technology can provide 24-hour access to medical advice from any location. Health care providers can use a computer, tablet, smartphone or another electronic device to evaluate patient symptoms, assess wounds, prescribe ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - February 18, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Source Type: news

What is a cross infection?
  There’s a good reason why doctors are obsessed with washing their hands and hospitals are such sterile environments: A clean and thoroughly sanitized area is vital for preventing patient complications, namely infections. A cross infection occurs when harmful microorganisms like bacteria and viruses transfer to a patient by way of another person or medical tools and equipment. It can also spread within the body. Such an infection can drastically delay wound healing and lead to more serious complications. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about cross infections: The types and causes Heal...
Source: Advanced Tissue - February 4, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Infection Source Type: news

Advances in Wound Management Advances in Wound Management
Get up-to-date on the latest advancements in wound management relevant to orthopedic surgery.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Wound Management | Medscape Wound Management | Medscape
The first step in the management of open wounds is determined by the patient's condition and the wound's underlying etiology, which guide systemic treatment. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Aqil Chishty Named Chief Operating Officer of Woundtech
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 11, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Woundtech, a leading provider of technology-enabled wound management services, today announced that Aqil Chishty has been formally named Chief Operating Officer (COO). Aqil ... Devices, Wound Care, Personnel Woundtech, telehealth (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze: Innovative Product Brings Wound Gauze Manufacturing Back to US
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. -- For over fifty years, woven cotton gauze was standard protocol in controlling severe bleeding from wounds and for wound management. Packing wounds and wrapping injuries with cotton gauze is traditionally taught at all levels of military and civilian emergency medicine, however, domestic manufacturing of woven cotton gauze is proven to be expensive and most production has moved overseas. Now, H&H Medical brings the production of cotton gauze for wound management back to the US. Based on a joint research program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze was developed to u...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical (press release) Tags: Trauma Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze: Innovative Product Brings Wound Gauze Manufacturing Back to US
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. -- For over fifty years, woven cotton gauze was standard protocol in controlling severe bleeding from wounds and for wound management. Packing wounds and wrapping injuries with cotton gauze is traditionally taught at all levels of military and civilian emergency medicine, however, domestic manufacturing of woven cotton gauze is proven to be expensive and most production has moved overseas. Now, H&H Medical brings the production of cotton gauze for wound management back to the US. Based on a joint research program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze was developed to u...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical (press release) Tags: Trauma Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

The essential oil of myrrh is a powerful natural medicine for wound management
(Natural News) Most people know myrrh as an aromatic, but not so much as a natural medicinal treatment. A study in the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Journal, however, has proven that it does have remarkable medicinal benefits, among which are faster healing from wounds and protection from bacterial infections. What most people recognize as myrrh is actually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ren Ci Nursing Homes in Singapore to implement 3D wound management app in 2019
Created in response to the challenge of wound management in the community care sector in Singapore, the CARES4WOUNDS wound management application was developed and pilot-tested with 25 patients at Ren Ci Hospital and Tetsuyu Healthcare since November 2017, with good initial results. The hospital is the first in the Intermediate and Long Care (ILTC) services sector to deploy such a 3D wound management system. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Wound Management Tech spins CellerateRX collagen asset into JV with Catalyst Group
Wound Management Technologies (OTC:WNDM), operating under WNDM Medical, said last week it inked a deal to spin out its CellerateRX activated collagen assets into a new joint venture with  The Catalyst Group. Fort Worth, Texas-based Wound Management Tech will maintain a 50% ownership interest in the new joint venture, with The Catalyst Group taking up the other half, according to an SEC filing. The newly formed Cellerate JV will maintain an exclusive sublicense to distribute the CellerateRX activated collagen adjuvant into the wound care markets in the US, Canada and Mexico, according to an SEC filing. As part of ...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Wound Care Wound Management Technologies Source Type: news

MolecuLight wins FDA de novo nod for handheld fluorescence wound imager
MolecuLight said yesterday it won FDA de novo clearance for its MolecuLight i:X designed to assess wound surface area and help visualize harmful bacteria within the wounds. The device is designed to improve wound assessments, which are currently made without tools, the Toronto-based company said. The system uses fluorescence to help visualize potentially harmful bacteria which may other be missed. The device won indications from the FDA as a handheld imaging tool that allows for the diagnosis and treatment of skin wounds at the point of care. The system also allows for the viewing and digital recording of wounds traditiona...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wound Care moleculight Source Type: news

An Interview with Martha Shadan
Martha Shadan has done what few other medtech leaders ever dream of doing. After a string of success stories in large medtech companies, she transitioned to the startup world. Most medical device executives who attempt this transition after big medtech careers get overwhelmed by the lack of resources in startups. Not Shadan. She led the development of Rotation Medical and its sale to Smith & Nephew for $210 Million. Shadan is the fourth subject in a series on women in medtech. Her credentials are impressive. She talks about the challenges and opportunities in her prior roles as a vice president and general manager at C...
Source: MDDI - July 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Maria Shepherd Tags: Business Source Type: news

"Reality rarely looks like the guidelines": a qualitative study of the challenges hospital-based physicians encounter in war wound management - Älgå A, Karlow Herzog K, Alrawashdeh M, Wong S, Khankeh H, Stålsby Lundborg C.
BACKGROUND: Globally, armed conflict is a major contributor to mortality and morbidity. The treatment of war-associated injuries is largely experience-based. Evidence is weak due to difficulty in conducting medical research in war settings. A qualitative m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Bringing research to the bedside: knowledge translation in the mental health care of burns patients - Cleary M, Visentin DC, West S, Andrews S, McLean L, Kornhaber R.
Advances in surgical techniques and wound management have improved outcomes for burn patients; however, the psychological impacts on burn survivors have had less attention. There is a higher rate of mental health disorders amongst burns victims, with those... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

PolarityTE aims to ‘ wage war on skin grafts ’ with regenerative tech
PolarityTE wants to eliminate skin grafts with its platform of regenerative technology. The Utah-based biotech is still new to the industry, but co-founders Denver Lough and Ned Swanson are betting that their company can take on the clinical standard of care for wound management. “No other product, whether it be a drug, a biologic device, or a cell therapy type of product has been able to regenerate full thickness hair-bearing skin,” Lough, who serves as the company’s chairman, CEO, president & chief scientific officer, told Drug Delivery Business News. The two former Johns Hopkins resi...
Source: Mass Device - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat Wound Care polarityte Source Type: news

Medin Technologies taps Donaldson as CEO | Personnel Moves – April 25, 2017
Medin Technologies said last week it tapped Bill Donaldson as its new chief executive officer, replacing Andy Novotny who is resigning from his position at the head of the company. Prior to joining Medin Technologies, Donaldson served as president of Jeld-Wen Canada, leading the business unit during its parent company’s initial public offering, Totowa, N.J.-based Medin Technologies said. Donaldson has also held positions with Circor’s KF Industries, Sagebrush Pipeline, Spence Engineering and Danaher’s Kollmorgen. “I cannot imagine a more important and exciting time to join Medin Technologies. With a...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat AdvaMed althea bectondickinson Cook Medical CoreLink GI Dynamics medintechnologies paxerahealth Profound Medical Inc. Ra Medical Smith & Nephew Wound Management Technologies Source Type: news

Wound Management Technologies Changes Name to WNDM Medical
New name better reflects breadth of products and long-term vision for growth FORT WORTH, Texas (April 10, 2018) -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Wound Management Technologies Inc. announced today that it is changing its name to WNDM Medical ... Devices, Surgery, Wound Care WNDM Medical, Wound Management Technologies (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HMP ’s Why Wound Care?™ Initiative Launches Web Portal for Medical...
Free resources provide education on chronic wound management(PRWeb April 09, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15396095.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Everything Is Bigger in Texas, Just Ask Smith & amp; Nephew
Smith & Nephew has agreed to spend $29 million on a facility expansion project in Fort Worth, TX that will also create 100 new jobs in the area, including positions for scientists, engineers, and technicians. Texas beat Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Hull, England for the company's investment by slashing the company's city tax bill by 55%. The Texas Enterprise Fund also ponied up a $730,000 grant as part of the London-based company's expansion in the Lone Star State. According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Fort Worth boasts of a booming manufacturing and medical technology industry. The location makes sense, given that...
Source: MDDI - March 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew to add 100 jobs in $29m Texas expansion
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today announced a $29 million project to expand its Fort Worth, Texas-based facilities, which looks to add an additional 100 jobs. As part of the expansion, the London-based company has received a grant worth $730,000 from the Texas Enterprise Fund, according to a posting from the Office of the Texas Governor. “This new Smith & Nephew, Inc. project in Fort Worth is just the latest example of the growing diversity of Texas’ strong economy. The manufacturing and medical technology industries continue to boom in Texas and especially in the Fort Worth area, and this proje...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Endologix CEO McDermott to step down; shares slide -10% on Q4 results | Personnel Moves for Feb. 22, 2018
Endologix (NSDQ:ELGX) CEO John McDermott is planning to step down once an appropriate replacement is found, the company said yesterday as it announced fourth-quarter results that handily topped earnings expectations but missed on the top line. “Despite the business challenges over the past couple of years, I am confident that Endologix has a bright future. Our vision is clear, the value proposition is compelling, and our pipeline of new products positions us for significant long-term growth. I remain deeply committed to our employees, physicians, and patients and will do whatever I can to support an effective le...
Source: Mass Device - February 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Stent Grafts Wall Street Beat attunemedical Biocoat Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Dynatronics Corp Endologix Medtronic personnel-moves Presbia Wound Management Technologies Source Type: news

NIH scientists find microbes on the skin of mice promote tissue healing, immunity
Insights may inform wound management techniques. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Dec. 8, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Minimus Spine’s European distribution deal to Stimwave receiving FDA clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Minimus Spine inks EU distribution deal Minimus Spine announced in a Dec. 4 press release that it has signed its first European distribution deal with Italian company Moss and has completed its first commercial order. Moss has exclusive distribution rights to distribute in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. 2. Elanix, Dermacon sign wound management development deal Elanix Biotechnologies and Dermacon...
Source: Mass Device - December 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Cagent Vascular CSA Medical Inc. Dermacon Elanix Life Spine Inc. MedTech Minimus Spin Source Type: news

Spinal Elements lifts former COO Blain to the corner office | Personnel Moves November 30, 2017
Spinal Elements, previously known as Amendia, said this week it is lifting co-founder and current prez & COO Jason Blain to the position of prez & CEO, effective immediately. Prior to coming on to co-found Spinal Elements, Blain served in various roles with medtech companies Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN), Alphatec (NSDQ:ATEC) and NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA). Blain is replacing Chris Fair, who will stay on as a board member with the company. “I am excited by the opportunity to lead our talented team of employees and partners and create an even more vibrant and dynamic Spinal Elements in the years ...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Abbott Alphatec Apica Cardiovascular Bovie Medical Corp. Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Dentsply Sirona Guidant Corp. Lima Corporate Medical Device Innovation Consortium MedLumics MedTech Europe Medtronic Nuv Source Type: news

News From the Society
The 2018 Annual Conference, scheduled for March 22-25, will include education on timely clinical topics such as decreasing antipsychotic use, antibiotic stewardship, wound management, regulatory issues such as billing and coding, and the popular Saturday general session on the Society ’s top policy issues, a Meet the Experts breakfast session on “Managing Chronic Mental Illness in PA/LTC,” and much more. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - November 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Tetanus in Areas Affected by a Hurricane: Risk, Prevention, and Management Guidelines for Clinicians
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/2017 This resource provides guidance about the increased risk of wounds for emergency responders, cleanup workers, and volunteers during hurricane evacuation and flood cleanup. These workers should make sure they are up to date with tetanus vaccination before starting cleanup activities. Topics include Protection Against Tetanus, Risk of Tetanus After Exposure to Flood Water, and Wound Management for Tetanus Prevention. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 24, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Soft, water-powered robot makes endoscopic surgery easier Harvard researchers have created a rigid-soft robotic arm for endoscopes that can sense, flex and has multiple degrees of freedom. Flexible endoscopes fit through narrow...
Source: Mass Device - August 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Arch Therapeutics CEO Dr. Norchi looks to bring advanced material tech to wound management
Arch Therapeutics (OTC:ARTH) is looking to bring advanced material technology to wound care, and in July, the company got one step closer by submitting its application to the FDA for 510(k) clearance for its 1st commercial product, a topical gel based on its AC5 wound care platform. The company’s products are designed around technology out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology called self assembling peptidomimetics. The technology, developed by company co-founder Rutledge Ellis-Behnke, is at the core what makes the company’s AC5 product stand out. The AC5 self-assembling peptide technology is design...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Wound Care Arch Therapeutics Source Type: news

Mediware taps ex-Optum exec Miller for CEO | Personnel Moves July 28, 2017
Healthcare tech group Mediware Information Systems said it tapped former United-Health Group subsidiary OptumInsight chief exec Bill Miller as its new CEO, replacing Kelly Mann, who has served in the corner office since 2007. Mediware said that Miller will work with the Lenexa, Kansas-based company’s management to “build and accelerate the company’s platform” to expand its footprint in the alternate care and human and social services market. “I want to thank the team at Mediware for their dedication, innovation, and hard work over the last several years. Mediware is a best-in-class company and...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News EndoGastric Solutions g&lscientific JustRight Surgical Mediware Information Systems Inc Millstone Medical Outsourcing Myomo Inc Optum OrthoAccel Technologies Inc. personnel-moves UnitedHealth Group VentriPoint Source Type: news

Guidelines for burn care under austere conditions: surgical and nonsurgical wound management
This article discusses the adaptation of normal burn practices to austere or mass casualty environments. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew inks wound care collab R & D deal with Univ. of Hull
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today it inked a collaborative research & development deal with the University of Hull to develop new approaches to advanced wound care. The company said that the deal will create “one of the world’s largest wound care research clusters” and includes a 5-year framework and a co-investment of approximately $3.9 million (£3 million). “We are thrilled that the University of Hull shares our passion for the importance of advancing the science of wound care. Pioneering innovation is a strategic priority for Smith & Nephew. This partnership wi...
Source: Mass Device - July 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Wound Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Wound management and outcome of 595 electrical burns in a major burn center - Li H, Tan J, Zhou J, Yuan Z, Zhang J, Peng Y, Wu J, Luo G.
This study aims to analyze the clinical characteristics, wound management, and outcome of electric burns. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed at the Institute of Bur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 8, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Sanuwave Health inks dev deal with eKare for wound care integration Sanuwave Health said today it entered a memorandum of understanding with eKare to develop novel wound care analysis and management solutions which integrates t...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Sanuwave Health inks dev deal with eKare for wound care integration
Sanuwave Health (OTC:SNWV) said today it entered a memorandum of understanding with eKare to develop novel wound care analysis and management solutions which integrates technology from both companies. Through the deal, Sanuwave’s dermaPace wound treatment device will be linked with eKare’s inSight 3D wound imaging and analytics system to produce a comprehensive wound management solution, Suwanee, Ga.-based Sanuwave said. “We are excited to be teaming with Sanuwave to elevate inSight’s strength in imaging and analytics to develop better treatment algorithms for the dermaPace solution. This poten...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Wound Care ekare SANUWAVE Health Inc. Source Type: news

SANUWAVE Announces Cooperation With Ortho-Medico in Europe and Exhibition at EWMA -- Visit Us at Booth Number 3 E14
SUWANEE, GA -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (OTCQB: SNWV) is pleased to announce that the company will exhibit, in conjunction with Ortho-Medico, at EWMA (European Wound Management Association) in Amsterdam, The Netherlan... Devices, Wound Care, Distribution SANUWAVE Health, Ortho-Medico, Extracorporeal Shockwave Technology (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Osiris Therapeutics announced a Comparative Effectiveness Study on the Use of Two Human Placental Membranes in Wound Management is Available Electronically in a Peer-Reviewed Journal
COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 19, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (OSIR) announced today that the study “A Comparative Outcomes Analysis Evaluating Clinical Effectiveness in Two Different Human Placental Membrane Products ... Devices, Wound Care Osiris Therapeutics, Placental Membrane (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts Pico negative-pressure wound therapy in hip, knee surgeries
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) yesterday released results from a trial of its Pico negative-pressure wound therapy system used in orthopedic surgeries, touting reductions in wound exudate distributions, dressing changes and hospital stays. The 220-patient randomized, controlled trial was carried out over 12 months at the U.K.’s Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust comparing the Pico system with standard dressings on closed surgical incisions. Data from the study indicated a reduction in the probability of experiencing excessing lengths of stay with use of the Pico system when compared ...
Source: Mass Device - September 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Wound Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Advanced Wound Care Products PuraPly(TM) and PuraPly Antimicrobial(TM) Now Available for Medicare Reimbursement in 10 States
CANTON, Mass., Aug. 26, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Organogenesis Inc., a global leader in advanced wound care innovations and technologies, today announced that its PuraPly™ and PuraPly Antimicrobial (AM)™ wound management products ... Devices, Wound Care, Reimbursement Organogenesis, PuraPly (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 26, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Derma Sciences, Organogenesis tout Medicare reimbursement win
Updated to include more information, commentary from Organogenesis. Medicare administrative contractor National Government Services has retired previous coverage policies on cellular and tissue-based products, effective September 1st. The change will allow new coverages and reimbursement through Medicare for such products based on FDA labeling and packaging. Derma Sciences (NSDQ:DSCI and Organogenesis have said the changes will allow for their products to receive coverage and reimbursement for individuals covered under NGS. Approximately 24 million Medicare Part B beneficiaries are covered by NGS, ...
Source: Mass Device - August 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Medicare Regenerative Medicine Derma Sciences Inc. Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts Allevyn Life study of pressure ulcers
This study validates the need for a comprehensive, proactive, collaborative prevention programme in hospitals. Although it is difficult to isolate the effects of individual programme components, silicone foam dressings can complement an existing pressure ulcer prevention programme, and are believed to contribute to the reduction in HAPUs,” Eskenazi RN Rachel Culpepper said in prepared remarks. Additional components of the program included education and an extra focus on protocol adherence for patient care, the company said. The post Smith & Nephew touts Allevyn Life study of pressure ulcers appeared first on Mass...
Source: Mass Device - July 7, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Hospital Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Demographic characteristics and outcome of burn patients requiring skin grafts: a tertiary hospital experience - Shlash SO, Madani JO, Deib JI, Alsubhi FS, Saifi SS, Helmi AM, Al-Mutairi SK, Khurram JA.
Split thickness skin graft (STSG) and full thickness skin graft (FTSG) are the integral part of burn wound management. However the impact of these graft types on the outcome still remain a matter of controversy. The purpose of this study was to determine t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

J-Pac Medical offers dry room processing capabilities for assembly and packaging of environmentally-sensitive healthcare products
J-Pac Medical announced its dry room processing capabilities for the packaging of environmentally-sensitive healthcare products. J-Pac’s dry room capabilities feature low humidity processing in Class 7 cleanrooms with options for both low and high volume applications. The low humidity environment extends the WIP Time (Open Exposure Time) for materials and components that are moisture sensitive. This reduces the risk of overexposure to humidity that can negatively affect shelf life and efficacy. Any of J-Pac’s processing competencies can be housed within its dry rooms. The capability is tailo...
Source: Mass Device - February 24, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well J-Pac Medical Source Type: news

Strong dollar pushes Smith & Nephew to cut margins forecast
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today said it expects its margins to shrink by 1.2% this year due to the strong dollar despite a forecast for top-line growth. Europe’s largest maker of artificial hips and knees posted 4th-quarter revenues of $1.26 billion, up 0.6% compared with Q4 2014. Smith & Nephew no longer reports quarterly profit or earnings numbers. Full-year profits were down -18.2% to $410 million, or 45.9¢ per share, on sales growth of 0.4% to $4.63 billion. Adjusted EPS were 85.1¢, well below the $1.61 consensus forecast on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $4.61 billio...
Source: Mass Device - February 4, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Mercy Clinic's R. Cole Goodman on Recruiting - and Retaining - Physicians in Fort Smith
Dr. R. Cole Goodman got his license to practice medicine in 1973. He was chief of surgery at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith in 1985 and 1990. Goodman was chief of staff there in 2010 and 2011. He also serves as director of Wound Management & Prevention for Mercy Hospital Fort Smith. Since Goodman became president of Mercy Clinic Fort Smith Communities in January 2010, the clinic has grown from 26 physicians to 119 and from five advanced practice nurses to 42. He also practiced plastic and reconstructive surgery in Fort Smith from 1978-2009. Mercy Clinic Fort Smith Communities recently announced it was building a 13,500-SF c...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 11, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news